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  • CASEBOOK OF A CRIME PSYCHIATRIST. by Brussel, James A.
    Brussel, James A.
    CASEBOOK OF A CRIME PSYCHIATRIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bernard Geis Associates / Grove Press, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating look at the early days of criminal profiling. Brussel was perhaps the original "profiler" - he did a psychological profile of Adolf Hitler during WWII for the OSS - and he is called the psychiatric Sherlock Holmes. In this book, he describes 6 cases for various American police forces in the 50s and 60s. The case of the Mad Bomber in New York is the first acknowledged use of a criminal profile to not only catch a suspect but to even figure out who should be a suspect. In the case of the Boston Strangler, Brussel was one of the few to believe…

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    New York: Bernard Geis Associates / Grove Press, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating look at the early days of criminal profiling. Brussel was perhaps the original "profiler" - he did a psychological profile of Adolf Hitler during WWII for the OSS - and he is called the psychiatric Sherlock Holmes. In this book, he describes 6 cases for various American police forces in the 50s and 60s. The case of the Mad Bomber in New York is the first acknowledged use of a criminal profile to not only catch a suspect but to even figure out who should be a suspect. In the case of the Boston Strangler, Brussel was one of the few to believe it was just one man. After DeSalvo was caught, Brussel is brought in to interview him, and gives us a look inside the killer's mind and motivations. The cases included in this book (in addition to the Mad Bomber and the Boston Strangler, it discusses the Christmas Eve Killer case, the Sunday Bomber case, the Wylie Murders, and the Coppolino case.) are a mix of successes, an unsolved case, a case where he was convinced that a man was convicted for a crime he did not commit and a case in which Dr. Brussel feels that he failed. Introduction by Gerold Frank who wrote "Boston Strangler" in 1966. ISBN: 1-135812705.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (small chip at top of dj spine).

    Book ID: 84098
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